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What will happen to you during MRI scan

The MRI scan is very noisy, the length of the scan will vary depending on the area of the body to be examined; times can range from 20 minutes to two hours.  You will be asked to lie on a couch and keep as still as possible; you will be given earplugs and headphones to protect your hearing. Radiographers will communicate with you over a two-way intercom in between scan sequences. An emergency call button will also be provided.  doctor

During an MRI scan it is sometimes necessary to give you an injection gadolinium-based contrast (a type of dye that highlights structures in the body) to provide more detail and information for your referring clinician. This contrast injection will be administered by a radiographer through a  small plastic tube , usually placed in a vein in your arm.

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